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If you repeatedly click OK on the error does the file open?
What is the full name of the Excel file you are trying to open?
Thanks for that.
This error message can occur when you save or open a file if the path to the file (including the file name) exceeds 218 characters. This limitation includes three characters representing the drive, the characters in folder names, the backslash character between folders, and the characters in the file name. This behavior is based on a 256-character limitation in Excel for creating links to another file. This limit of 218 characters for the path name is ***** ***** the following:
This behavior will also occur if there is a square bracket in the path.
Try saving the file on your desktop and rename it to a shorter name and let me know if it opens ok there?